“We have art in order not to die of the truth”, said Nietzche. While the Supreme Court hacks away at reproductive rights, threatening assaults on contraception and gay marriage next, Marc Jacobs used his art to shout his rage against “the ongoing brutality and ugliness of a world beyond our insulated but not impermeable walls”.
At the New York Public Library, the designer channeled Nietzsche’s words, proposing six minutes of creativity-fueled fashion power titled “Choice”.
The creative’s off-calendar show was filled with twisty, voluminous silhouettes made of experimental materials (a list included vinyl, rubber, plastic, plaster, glass, foil and more). He additionally played around with oversized knit sweaters tied onto one another and with denim, using surface treatments in bright tones of pink, purple and more.
Styled with dark wigs that appeared shaved into a severe, neo-goth mullet, oversized headscarves and bags, long leather gloves and aggressive platform Mary Janes in black or white, the looks strongly juxtaposed his slightly minimalist styles in a masterful play on proportions in the same dystopian vein.